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Remington Model 870 Wingmaster

Manually-Actuated, Pump-Action Slide Shotgun

The Remington M870 Wingmaster became a popular offshoot of the hugely successful Remington M870 series line.
Authored By: Staff Writer | Edited: 8/15/2018
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Year: 1951
Manufacturer(s): Remington Arms Company - USA
Roles: Close Quarters Battle (CQB)/Personal Security;
Action: Manually-Operated Pump-Action Slide
Caliber(s): 12-, 16-, 20 or 28-gauge; .410 bore
Sights: Base Iron; Optional Optics
Overall Length: 1,282 mm (50.47 in)
Barrel Length: 762 mm (30.00 in)
Weight (Unloaded): 7.05 lb (3.20 kg)
Operators: United States
The Remington Model 870 "Wingmaster" is a variant of the famous (and best-selling) Remington M870 series pump-action slide shotguns which traces its roots to a 1951 release. The Wingmaster was given a walnut stock and blued steel receiver while being originally sold with a fixed choke. Offerings included a 12-, 16- and 20-gauge forms which went on to see considerable usage as a sporting/hunting gun, home defense system, military firearm, and police service shotgun. The Wingmaster incorporated a 5-round tubular magazine under the barrel with a manually-actuated, pump-action system (with push-button safety catch rear of the trigger guard) used to manage the ammunition supply and chamber.

The weapon received a design overhaul in 1986 and went on to see consistent serial production though some marks in the line have been discontinued.

Some 10,000,000 Remington Model 870 series shotguns have been produced since 1951 proving the line reliable, durable, and effective in whatever role it is used.

Variants / Models

• Model 870 Wingmaster - Base Product Name
• Model 870 Wing Master LC (Light Contour)
• Model 870 Wingmaster (.410) - 36 gauge
• Model 870 Wingmaster NRA Edition
• Model 870 Wingmaster Dale Earnhardt Tribute
• Model 870TB Trap - Clay pigeon shooter
• Model 870 Wingmaster Classic Trap
• Model 870 Wingmaster LW-Small Bore
• Model 870 Wingmaster Super Mag
• Model 870 Wingmaster Super Magnum
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